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ERIC Number: ED471951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 83
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-86586-67-7
How To Use Differentiated Instruction with Students with Developmental Disabilities in the General Education Classroom. DDD Prism Series.
Gartin, Barbara C.; Murdick, Nikki L.; Imbeau, Marcia; Perner, Darlene E.
This book discusses how educators can achieve inclusive classrooms that give students with different abilities the maximum opportunity for growth. It provides frameworks for planning learning environments, content, process, and products that enable students with learning challenges to succeed with meaningful curriculum. Decision-making guidelines are offered for teachers who must work with standardized curriculum and non-standardized students. In addition, the book give detailed examples of how the curricular and instructional frameworks would look when applied to the learning needs of students with a range of learning needs and in a range of grade levels and subjects. Specifically, chapters address: (1) the inclusion philosophy and what is meant by differentiated instruction; (2) the relationships between curriculum and instruction and the Planning Pyramid Model for differentiating instruction in the inclusive classroom; (3) learning environment considerations, including optimal classroom physical arrangements, instructional grouping, and classroom climate; (4) content modifications, instructional adaptations, multilevel instruction, text alteration, and learning contracts; (5) process modifications, independent projects, and instructional technology; and (6) product modifications and types of planned outcomes. The final chapter presents three teachers using differentiated instructional practices in inclusive classrooms. Appendices include an instructional planning form and Web site resources. (Contains 34 references.) (CR)
Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 Glebe Rd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201-5704 (Product no. D5515: $11.40). Tel: 800-328-0272 (Toll Free); Tel: 888-232-7733 (Toll Free); Fax: 703-620-2521; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA. Div. on Mental Retardation and Developmental Disablilities.